Millet Hull Pillow Kit


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Millet hulls are the shell of the edible seed. Ours are grown from organic millet fields in Colorado.  The hulls are hypo-allergenic, are not habitable to dust mites, are cool to sleep on and are supportive and durable.

The millet hull pillow is a firm pillow, excellent for nestling in your head in its perfect spot and resting there all night. While it is not a pillow that can be fluffed as its fill is rather dense, it certainly is ready for the middle of the night shove to adjust it to a slightly new height as you roll over. If you want a custom contour pillow, this is the pillow for you.  The millet hulls can be easily molded around your head and under your neck. When slept on, they do not budge all night or flatten on you, unless you roll over and create a new hollow for your head. Sleepers transitioning from feather pillows like the pillow’s ability to stay thin.

This pillow kit is sold with a quilted wool case to provide a cushion atop of the millet. The case can be gently hand washed (see Care tab). For those of you who like wool’s natural abilities to repel dust mites, you can know your millet pillow is keeping you comfortable and bite free. We do not include a liner with this pillow as the liner inhibits the free flowing movement of the hulls.

This quilted pillowcase uses wool sandwiched between two layers of GOTS organic cotton fabric.  The feel is almost exactly the same as our Quilted Ticking. The outer fabric is our smooth, soft double knit and the inner our sateen. One short side has a full length zipper. To eliminate the chance of the zipper coming open on its own and to silence the jingle of the zipper pull, we have hidden the pull inside a pocket to keep it secure.

This kit is not the same price as selecting the purchasing the same products separately. It is discounted here to account for its combined components. To buy more loose fill or to choose the standard inner or outer pillow cases, see our Pillow Parts page.

This kit does not come assembled.  To let you participate in the DIY aspect and to let you choose your amount of fill inside the case, we let you stuff the pillow yourself.

To compare the feel of millet hulls to our other pillow fills, see this chart.

Travel: 12″ x 20″ – 2.5 lb fill
Standard: 20″ x 26″ – 7.5 lb fill
Queen: 20″ x 30″ – 9 lb fill
King: 20″ x 36″ – 11.5 lb fill
Body: 20″ x 60″ – 21 lb fill
Custom: You name the size, we’ll sew it.

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Should your Quilted Pillow Case become soiled and need to be washed, you may HAND WASH it, just like our other wool products. Vinegar or hydrogen peroxide may also be used for sanitizing or spot cleaning.

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These instructions are not difficult, but should be read to avoid shrinking your ticking. Shrinking is caused in part by the rubbing of the wool fibers against each other. As the fibers are rubbed against each other, they intertwine, shortening their length. Avoid over agitating the wool by scrubbing. Strong soaps will raise the PH of the wool and cause it to felt. Drastic heat changes in the water will also cause the wool to felt.

  1. Let your ticking felt float, submerged in a tub, such as your bathtub, full of tepid water.
  2. Push it down and around until no bubbles appear.
  3. Let it sit. As it sits, you will see the dust being released and floating on the surface of the water. If you choose to choose a soap, use a wool soap such as Eucalan.
  4. Drain water and gently squeeze out water.
  5. Fill tub again to rinse. Rinse by letting it sit again for half an hour.
  6. Squeeze and rinse again if necessary.
  7. Drain water and press out the extra water in the ticking.  You may use the centrifugal force of the spin cycle in your washing machine to wring extra water out.
  8. Hang up or ideally lay flat to dry in the sun to dry. Sunlight is a natural sanitizer. Do not use an automatic dryer as it will mat the wool.

After it has dried for a day or so, you should have a fresh smelling Quilted Pillow Case ready to use.